I made these card for submissions for holiday cards this year but unfortunately no one wanted my quick and easy card idea. Operation Write Home - on their card blog - Stars and Stamps - the mid week throw down is Christmas - this is such an easy way to get holiday cards with not lots of work. The main focus of the card is a gift tag bought in the tag section - I bought these at Hobby Lobby last year. Kraft is the new "in" neutral so I wanted to play off that.
I made a card base out of kraft paper. Cut green paper to lay on top and then embossed a strip of red cardstock with the Cuddlebug. All the papers were inked with white ink - you can also dry brush white acrylic paint on the edges. I inked around the edges of the tags also.
Card one: the sentiment is right on the tag. All I added was the small green circle to cover the hole on top of the tag and added bling to match the other bling.
Card Two: I used my Prismacolor white colored pencil and highlighted parts of the ornament. The sentiment was a rub on. Once again I added the circle and bling to cover the hole on top.
Now wasn't that an easy way to make some holiday cards - so when the holiday tags are on the shelves - make sure you peruse them thinking about card making. Also if you shop when they are on sale - you can get so much creativity for a small price. I believe I paid $1 for 12 tags (6 of each design) I bought some different ones - but if they have glitter on them - they can not be used for Operation Write Home. Operation Write Home will be getting the majority of these cards but I will have to save a few for my own holiday cards.
Everyone enjoy your day - I am not working - so I am smiling but I am getting estimates on a new furnace/AC unit - so that doesn't make me happy but I will have all my estimates in one day.